Carte-de-visite portrait of Walter W. Johnson

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  • Image for Carte-de-visite portrait of Walter W. Johnson
3 images
Photograph by
Ulke, Henry, German-American, 1821 - 1910
Subject of
Johnson, Walter W., American, 1836 - 1879
Owned by
Howland, Emily, American, 1827 - 1929
Medium
albumen and silver on photographic paper on card mount
Dimensions
H x W (Image): 3 11/16 × 2 3/16 in. (9.3 × 5.5 cm)
H x W (Image and Mount): 4 1/4 × 2 7/16 in. (10.8 × 6.2 cm)
Type
cartes-de-visite
albumen prints
portraits
Place made
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Date
1868
Description
Carte-de-visite of Walter W. Johnson shown in half portrait. Johnson is turned one quarter to his right and looks off camera. His hair is moderately long and wavy and he has a full beard and mustache. His cheeks are tinted pink. He wears a dark jacket with wide notched lapels, a dark vest, a white shirt, and a dark bowtie. The bottom portion of the image is purposefully faded in the popular style of the time.
Handwritten in graphite at the bottom of the print is the text "Walter W. Johnson / killed by falling down the / shaft of a mine in Va. 25 Jan. / 1879". There is a mark for Henry Ulke on the back of the print.
The photograph is housed in the album 2017.30. The album page has a triple-lined, gold border framing the print.
Topic
African American
Antislavery
Education
Photography
Reconstruction (United States History, 1865-1877)
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Credit Line
Collection of the National Museum of African American History and Culture shared with the Library of Congress
Object number
2017.30.6
Restrictions & Rights
Public domain
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title
Emily Howland Photograph Album
Classification
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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